Category: Blog

Interview with Radio Northampton

A week or two ago Bernie from Radio Northampton gave me a call to talk about all of the wonderful sewing and craft workshop we had going on at the studio in November – here is what we said: You’ve heard of Movember, you know, Veganuary for the start of the year we’ll add a […]

DIY Reusable Sanitary Pads: A Beginner’s Guide

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the environmental impact of disposable menstrual products. And that’s before we get into the cost implications, buying sanitary products gets very expensive very quickly! Many people are seeking alternatives, and reusable sanitary pads are an excellent choice. They’re not only more sustainable but also cost-effective […]

Wet-Felting; A Brief History Of An Ancient Art-form

Wet-felting is a textile technique and has been practiced for thousands of years. There’s evidence of it across some of the earliest human civilisations. And it makes sense, it’s an accessible art from, allowing us to transform raw wool into something durable, practical and extremely beautiful. From Rough Beginnings Some of the earliest evidence of […]

Finishing your quilt

So you have made a patchwork quilt – well done you!  The next bit often makes me scratch my head and reach for one of my many quilting books so here I have some useful hints and tips to get your quilt bound to perfection. Don’t panic here is the low down on how to […]

How to make a 3D felt item using a resist

I have just completed another wet felt workshop this week and the guests made some fantastic glasses cases.  As they left one requested I send the work instructions on how to make a 3D felt item using a resist to her so she can try again at home.  I have been meaning to post this […]

Flower Pounding at After School Club

Recently at after school club Sonia had the children investigating the art of flower pounding.  This craft is exactly what it sounds like, the process of transferring the natural pigments and colours of flowers and plants onto fabric or paper through the use of a hammer or mallet. During the session fresh flowers and leaves […]